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How to combine two lines in one in mechanical sketches

  1. May 25, 2017 #1
    Would somebody explain how to combine two lines into one? I think this is a CAD question. It's from Ansys's DesignModeler, Geometry Engine.

    I would like to make lines 1 which is at the right hand side like 2 which is left hand side of the L-shape object.

    In that program there are options like in AutoCAD.

    line problem.png

    Thank you.
     
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  3. May 25, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    When you say "combine", do you mean "group" like in Visio? Does AutoCAD have a "group" function?
     
  4. May 25, 2017 #3
    I cannot explain it properly. I mean they are two lines added end to end but I want to make them one line. How can I get rid of that thing to which arrow is pointing?

    Is it O.K now?

    Thank you.
     
  5. May 26, 2017 #4

    CWatters

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    Unselect the line?
     
  6. May 26, 2017 #5

    CWatters

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    Oh I see...

    Probably easier just to delete them and replace with one new line.
     
  7. May 26, 2017 #6

    Nidum

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    +1

    CAD systems do normally have a comprehensive range of tools for joining and splitting lines . Very useful sometimes but not really needed for this simple task .

    eg

    FEA systems usually have specific tools for adding , deleting and moving nodes .
     
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  8. May 26, 2017 #7
    Yes, it might not need but for exploring the interface and operation, I would like to learn it.

    But that command or constraint, I do not know how I can call, probably have a common symbol or or name. Would you explain it?

    Thank you.
     
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